ERIC Number: ED180056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Project School House.
Etobicoke Board of Education, Ontario.
The Borough of Etobicoke (Ontario) has been seriously affected by declining enrollment. A long-term plan forecasts the necessity of closing many schools by 1987. This report presents findings of a 1978-79 study concerning the feasibility of converting unneeded school buildings to senior citizen housing. It includes drawings and descriptions of senior citizen apartments that could be created in three Etobicoke schools; mechanical, electrical, and structural requirements; and cost analyses. The study concluded that (1) schools generally can be economically converted to residential housing to fit the lifestyle of senior citizens; (2) the residential environment so created will be better in quality than most existing senior citizens facilities; (3) where maximum government subsidies are obtainable, schools can generally be converted to senior citizens residential facilities at costs comparable to or lower than those for similar facilities in new buildings; and (4) a survey of senior citizens demonstrated that a converted school accommodation could provide residential facilities highly acceptable to the prospective occupants. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Metropolitan Toronto School Board (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Etobicoke Board of Education, Ontario.